THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
The Powerhouse Museum, opened in 1988, is one of Australia’s most significant cultural institutions. Despite being frequently referred to as a science museum, the Powerhouse has a varied collection that includes all forms of technology, including steam engines, ornamental arts, science, communication, transportation, costumes, furniture, and media.
The Powerhouse Museum was once a site of an electric tram power station, which was built in 1902. Prior to it being the Powerhouse Museum, the site was previously named the Technological, Industrial and Sanitary Museum of New South Wales (1879–1882) and the Technological Museum (August 1893 – March 1988).
ABOUT THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
The Powerhouse Museum, which has over 400,000 objects and holds the distinction of being one of Australia's largest museums, houses the world's oldest operating rotative steam engine. The museum also features 22 ongoing exhibitions, five temporary exhibition halls, and more than 250 interactive displays. Its extensive collections encompass a wide range of topics, including engineering, architecture, health and medicine, art, fashion, and contemporary culture.
The Powerhouse Museum runs regular seminars, tours, demonstrations, performances, forums, and other activities with a focus on creativity and design. The museum is a must-see sight for those with an interest in Sydney. It is open every day except on Christmas day and is free for guests under the age of 16.
Being a popular tourist attraction, exciting events are constantly happening at Darling Harbour. It was home to the Giant Rubber Duck in 2013, Mov’in Boat Floating Cinemas in 2021 and currently there are fireworks on every Saturday at Cockle Bay at 9pm to attract visitors. The iconic Harbourside Shopping Centre that was onced filled with restaurants and retailers was recently closed in 2022 and is currently in the process of being demolished and redeveloped into a world-class retail, residential, commercial workplace and entertainment precinct.
The Powerhouse Museum receives tens of thousands of visitors and students every year. An integral component of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), its displays show how engineering, design, and other fields have an impact on Australia and other countries across the world. The Powerhouse Museum is a must visit for individuals who are interested in Australian history and culture. Its substantial collection of relics, interactive exhibitions, and educational events are sure to be well-liked by visitors of all ages.
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After perusing the offerings at the Powerhouse Museum, catch the light rail to Circular Quay and stroll to another Sydney landmark, Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is a significant sight and a must-see for anybody visiting the city due to its famous views of the bay and city skyline. READ MORE ABOUT DARLING HARBOUR